- all my of fillings falling out, followed by all my teeth. Apparently this is a common theme in dreams, that could symbolize several things- feeling anxious about physical appearance (no more than usual...), fear of growing old or being abandoned (hope not!), or a fear of making a fool of yourself in a specific situation (ding ding ding, we have a winner).
- receiving an exam and a bubble sheet, but discovering to my horror that the exam gave me no multiple choice answers to choose from.
- the worst of all- I actually performed the terminal surgery, but I had to do it on Winnie, with the rationale that if I wouldn't do it to my own dog, why would I do it to any dog? It made sense at the time, but the next day I was horrified and so sad I didn't have Winnie anymore. I couldn't understand why I hadn't used a laboratory beagle or not done the surgery at all.
Monday, April 06, 2009
Sink or swim
Clinical rotations are supposed to be where you sink or swim- where you find out if you have what it takes to go beyond book-smarts to actually apply that knowledge to real animals. Since there's nothing like a major life transition to freak out my subconscious, I've had all sorts of crazy dreams lately, including: